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New Line-x "body armor"!!!

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by gotsnow?, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Let me know what you think! Line-Xed rockers and undercoating on the new-to-me SD. :nod:

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  2. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    And more....

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  3. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Thats a great idea...did you do it yourself or send it out? How long did underneath take?
     
  4. Jon Geer

    Jon Geer Member
    Messages: 834

    Good luck welding the frame if it breaks, let alone trying to find a ground for your salter. SHeeeesh. That is a lot of LineX. Did you not want color matched? Hey, there goes that guy with the odd truck. At least you will stand out.

    Jon
     
  5. shanta74

    shanta74 Member
    Messages: 72

    looks good i like the two tone
     
  6. gump

    gump Member
    Messages: 43

    I thought it looked good too, I was thinking about doing the same thing. May I ask what the whole show cost you undercoating and all? This damn salt kills these trucks. As far as a ground or welding, a grinder will do the trick.
     
  7. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Wow, for someone who didn't like a little static about his backplow/wing plow or whatever it was, sheesh.

    As for the welding of the frame if needed or finding a ground for the salter, a minute or two with a grinder and you're ready.

    Buck
     
  8. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Blueline, I did not do it myself, I sent it Tri-State Line-X (a local Line-X dealer, similar to Rhino lining www.tristatelinex.com) They had the all day Thursday and most of Friday, they cleaned it, let it dry and taped it all off on Thursday and sprayed it Friday morning. The sides dried right away, the undercoating is still a little tacky. But should dry within a day or so. This stuff is top of the line spray in bedliner so it should protect against further rusting for years to come, plus it's warranted that if it should ever crack, break, fall off they replace it!
    Jon Geer, like gump said a sander will take the under coating off (it's not quite as thick as the stuff on the rockers) if need be. I think I'd rather have great salt/road grime protection rather than having any easy ground. Plus, I don't have a spreader.

    Thanks for all the compliments guys, I can't believe how nice my truck looks now!! Before I had some surface rust along the bottom (was a Michigan truck....) and a rust hole I had fixed above the right rear wheel well and right cab corner; the truck deffinantly looks a lot differant than when I bought it!
     
  9. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Gump, thanks for the compliment! Whole job cost $600. ($450 for the rockers [as there was alot of taping involved], and $150 for the under coating) I also had a guy I know who has body work experience fix a couple bad rust spots with grinding and body filler, I paid him $200 for material and his time. So all in all I have $800 into this, however I believe it was money well spent!
     
  10. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Oh yeah Jon, I forgot to mention that color matching would have doubled the price... therefore I think two tone looks GREAT!! And I enjoy having the truck that stands out from the crowd.
     
  11. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Geez, sorry about my post Gump. I didn't read the whole thing and missed the part about using the grinder and pretty much repeated you almost word for word. Sorry, guess I need some sleep.:nod:

    Buck
     
  12. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Thats not a bad price, I was expecting probally double that. Nice looking truck.
     
  13. dzrick

    dzrick Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I think it looks great!!

    Please give me the number of the outfit that did yours, it'll be worth a couple days in a motel and the drive.:nod:

    I was quoted a grand just for the rockers on my rust free 98:confused:

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  14. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    dzrick, there web address is www.tristatelinex.com You can find their tx number, address, and more info about their line-x products there. Also, I think I'm pretty sure they do short bed bed-liners for $420! I'm a very happy customer!! And the price,I thought, was pretty reasonable. If you do happen to go with them mention my truck, maybe they'll give you a bit of a deal for being refered.
     
  15. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    looks good man keep that truck alive longer . you should have have the oil pan done as well good idea atleast maybe ?
     
  16. dzrick

    dzrick Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Thank-you! I'll tell them I heard about them through you and let you know after I get her done, it may be awhile before I get the time to make the trip but it will happen.

    PM me your name so you get the credit for the referral.ussmileyflag
     
  17. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I f #$@% like it alot. I want to do that with mine this summer. Great post and a great deal also ussmileyflag.
     
  18. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    looks good. I've seen some guys use chip guard on the lower half also.
     
  19. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Looks good to me. I'm wondering how much weight that all added to the truck...? Mines all in chip guard, under the paint (which happens to be black as well, so if it chips, well, its still black! :p)
     
  20. PLM-1

    PLM-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    I saw an 03-07 obs black chevy 2500HD that had it done like that the other day. It looked GREAT!